Determination is the key to success – we’ve all heard this countless times. There’s not a doubt that we’ve been through rough moments and some of us are still stuck in that place – when our goals seem so far away and nothing you do seems to work.
However, don’t let this stop you from reaching for your dreams. Let Jennifer Aniston, renowned actress, who is perhaps best known for her Rachel Green character in the iconic ‘90s sitcom Friends, be your inspiration after she revealed that the road to fame wasn’t always the smoothest.
It may be hard to believe but the actress had no emotional support when she was starting in the entertainment industry. The 50-year-old shared that in her early 20s, she had confidence in herself, but the same can’t be said of her family, who believed she wouldn’t make a living out of this career.
However, Jennifer was not going to let those words stop her. Thankfully, Friends knocked on her door and it catapulted her to stardom.
The rest, it can be said, is history. Jennifer went on to become one of the most sought-after actresses of her generation and is still respected in the industry up to this day.
Plus, her family can dwell on the fact that the star is still making millions from the show that made her a household name. In 2017, Jennifer’s net worth ballooned to a staggering $220 million, making her the second-highest-paid actress after Emma Stone.
Still Making Money from Friends
The classic sitcom has found supporters in the younger generation as well, evident from the clamor for rerun on different streaming platforms.
Die-hard OG fans of Friends would remember that the legendary show, which revolved around the friendship of six New Yorkers figuring how life works, ended in 2004, but, it is safe to assume that Jennifer and other cast members namely Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry, and Matt LeBlanc, are still raking in millions per year.
In 2015, Jennifer allegedly pocketed an eye-popping $20 million from the sitcom! Plus, the talented cast managed to negotiate their pays in the last two seasons to $1 million per episode, which altogether added to $22 million for the entire season.
After Friends, Jennifer went on to have a colorful career. In 2009, she ventured into comedy with a hit film called He’s Just Not That Into You that earned $178 million in box office sales.
The celebrity was also paired opposite Gerard Butler in 2010’s The Bounty Hunter, which amassed a whopping $136 million.